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The Countdown Continues

  Only two days to go before we are able to share with you our exciting news. Watch this website, our Facebook page and Twitter. Meanwhile, just to cheer you up, here are a couple of photos of Aled, one of our star volunteers, pictured on his last day volunteering before the lock down and...

Work Party: Tuesday 17th March 2020

  A damp and dreary day together with concerns about coronavirus meant that today’s work-party was smaller than usual. Too few of us to continue with the bank repairs but still plenty to do. Hardcore from the digging out of the temporary by-wash in the Hidden Lock site was barrowed up to Coed Gwilym Park...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 15th – Saturday 21st March 2020

Tuesday 17th March: Work party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9am. Weather permitting, work commences at 9.30am at Coed Gwilym Park. We will continue to repair the bank adjacent to the golf course.

Work Party: Tuesday 10th March 2020

  Today’s forecast was for torrential rain so we decided to postpone cement mixing and bag laying in favour of assorted, important tasks. The first of these regrettably has no photographic evidence – a few volunteers went to Trebanos Locks with a view to inserting fencing poles into the canal alongside the original wall. Unfortunately,...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 8th – Saturday 14th March 2020

Monday 9th March: Monthly business meeting of the Swansea Canal Society at the Vadre Rugby Club, Hebron Road, Clydach at 7pm. All welcome. Tuesday 10th March: Work party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9am. Weather permitting, work commences at 9.30am at Coed Gwilym Park. We will continue to repair the...

Work Party: Tuesday 3rd March 2020

  On a lovely Tuesday morning – chilly but bright – we assembled in Coed Gwilym Park to tackle a number of tasks and to bid farewell to Kevin Phillips, Area Operations Manager for the Canal and River Trust, who is retiring after thirty-seven years of service. The first task was to continue to extend...

The Week Ahead: 1st – 7th March 2020

Tuesday 3rd March: Work party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9am. Weather permitting, work commences at 9.30am at Coed Gwilym Park. We will continue to repair the bank adjacent to the golf course.

Work Party: Tuesday 25th February 2020

  A cold, bright day with the threat of rain so most of the team assembled in Coed Gwilym Park where we tackled a couple of important preparatory jobs and had fun with the kayaks. Martin, John and Andy met Councillor Rebeca Phillips to discuss the positioning of three “Happy To Chat” benches. Five possible...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 23rd – Saturday 29th February 2020

Tuesday 25th February: Work party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9am. Weather permitting, work commences at 9.30am at Coed Gwilym Park. We will continue to repair the bank adjacent to the golf course.

Work Party: Tuesday 18th February 2020

  Storm Dennis was still rumbling around so we decided that due to the threat of yet more rain it was unwise to embark on wall repairs as originally intended. So we decided to undertake various important tasks around Coed Gwilym Park and in the Hidden Lock site. Annette and Ronnie worked on a prototype...

The Week Ahead: Sunday 16th – Saturday 22nd February 2020

Tuesday 18th February: Work party meets at Brownster’s Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8 and 9am. Weather permitting, work commences at 9.30am at Coed Gwilym Park. We will continue to repair the bank adjacent to the golf course.

Work Party: Tuesday 11th February 2020

  Storm Ciara had passed through Swansea so we were able to set to alongside the Golf Club next to Coed Gwilym Park in Clydach. The big job for the day was to continue with wall repairs, but first the earth covering the original wall had to be removed to make a firm foundation. As...